Taking a test or an exam is always a stressful time no matter how old you are or how well you are performing in class. I’ve been doing well in my Java 2 class but I was still stressed when I took my first test of the semester yesterday. The key to success with this is to study as much as you can in perhaps 50 minutes, take a break for 10 minutes, and then continue. Allow your brain to always take a rest or it will eventually crash. Don’t wait until a day before the exam and then get all excited and try to cram it all into your brain. It won’t work!
Take advantage of the facilities available to you at Florida Tech. The library is an excellent area where you can study in peace and quiet. Your teachers and GSAs are your biggest asset in here. The more questions you ask them the more successful you are likely to be. They are there during their allocated office hours as well as after hours. If you are afraid of looking stupid, you can always go to your friends or perhaps even an RA. Help will always be given at Florida Tech, to those who ask for it.
If you find yourself so stressed that you are unable to cope with you studies, FIT offers Counseling and Psychology Services (better known as CAPS). CAPS is an amazing organization that will help you with any problem you are facing. It could be related to your studies, relationships, finances or your family. Everything is strictly confidential. I haven’t had a chance to try it out for myself but I know people who have and they have given only positive feedback.